Unconventional Women symposium held during DNC

The White House Project, a national organization promoting women in politics, will help sponsor the Unconventional Women symposium  as part of the organization’s lineup of events during Denver’s Democratic National Convention Aug. 25-28.
The group is partnering with Latina Initiative, Women’s Campaign Forum Foundation and Women’s Voices, Women Vote to host the symposium. The event — which promises a crowd of 3,000 women — will take place at the Temple Buell Theater on the first day of the convention. Details about keynote speakers have yet to be released.
This is just one of several events that the White House Project will help sponsor during the convention. Another one with strong Denver connections will be a celebration of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress. Chisholm paved the way for black female leaders around the country, including Elbra Wedgeworth, former president of the Denver City Council and current president of the Denver 2008 Host Committee for the Convention. Wedgeworth and other elected leaders will speak at the event, to be at the Denver Newspaper Agency building on Aug. 28. Visit the White House Project’s web site for more.